Solo Exhibitions        

2015       Wanderland, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

2013       Wild Things Roam, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

2010       The Green Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

2009       Animalia, Pablo Fanque at Global Gallery, Sydney

2007       Dreamscapes, Crucible Showcase, Craft ACT, Canberra

2006       Wheels, doilies & other obsessions, SPAN Galleries, Melbourne

2005       Groove, 2³ Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2001       White Show, Linden St. Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016      Return to the city, the Johnston Collection Museum, Melbourne

              Finalist, 30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast

              Pinpoint, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, Melbourne

              Distinctive, Skepsi@Montsalvat, Barn Gallery, Melbourne

2015    Finalist, Victorian Craft Award, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

              Finalist, Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award, Melbourne

              Victorians Stepping Up, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

              Interplay, Skepsi@Malvern, Melbourne

2014     The Great Mandala, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne

              Finalist, Deakin Small Sculpture Award exhibition, Melbourne

              Finalist, Westerwald Ceramic Art Prize, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany

              Elephant in the room, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

              Finalist, 29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award Exhibition, Gold Coast

              Quiet Conversations, Skepsi@Montsalvat, Barn Gallery, Melbourne

              Still firing at 45 : Ceramics Victoria 45th Anniversary, Whitehorse Art space, Melbourne

              Survey One: Works from the Manningham Art Collection, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne

2013      Finalist, The figure, Keramikmuseum Westetwald, Germany

              Finalist, Deakin Small Sculpture Award exhibition, Melbourne

              Finalist, Clunes Ceramic Award, Union Bank Arts Centre, Victoria

              Sugar Sugar, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

              Skepsi@Montsalvat, Barn Gallery, Melbourne

              Mighty Small, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

              Finalist, Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award exhibition, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne

              Home, Hatch Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

2012      Boxed in, Signature Gallery, Atlanta USA

              Finalist, Deakin Small Sculpture Award exhibition, Melbourne

              Finalist, Substation Contemporary Art Prize exhibition, Melbourne

              Finalist, 28th Gold Coast International Ceramics Art Award Exhibition, Gold Coast

              Finalist, 37th Alice Prize Exhibition, Alice Springs

              Hungry for Art :”Commodified”, See Street Gallery, Sydney

              Dances with Wools, The Gallery@ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre

              No1, Banuyle Art Space Gallery, Melbourne

2011      Flourish, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne

              Body Language, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

              Finalist, Clunes Ceramic Award, Union Bank Arts Centre, Clunes

              Finalist, Noosa Travelling Scholarship Exhibition, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland

              Finalist, Manningham Victorian Ceramic Award, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne

              Looking Back, Reed Smith and Harrison Galleries, Philadelphia, USA

              Humour Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

2010      Golden Earth, Visual Arts Gallery,New Delhi, India

              Ceramics Now, Whitehorse Art Space, Melbourne

2009      Ceramics Victoria 40th Anniversary Acquisitive Award, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne

              Perspective, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

              Ceramic Revisions, Brenday May Gallery, Sydney

              Finalist, Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne

2008      Trades, Jam Factory, South Australia

              Wish List, Craft South

              In the Making, Craft Victoria

2007      White, Pablo Fanque Gallery, Sydney

              Art + Humour Too, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

              Sculpture Form without Function, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

2006      Tactonics: Expressive Ceramics, Ceramics Victoria, Diretribe Gallery, Melbourne

               Symbiotics, Toyota Sculpture exhibition, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne

               Victoria on Show, Gallery 159, Verge 11th National Ceramic Conference, Brisbane

               Wish List, Craft South, Pepper Street Arts Centre, Adelaide

               Impressed, Gallery Twentyfive, New Delhi, India

2005       Paper Chase, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

               Toy Utopia, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

               Made at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

               Light Matters, Skepsi gallery, Melbourne

               Finalist, La Trobe University Acquisitive Ceramics Award Exhibition, Castlemaine

               An Individual Approach, Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney                                                         

               Open for Inspection, Intrude Gallery, Fitzroy         

2004       The Collectors’ Show, Über Gallery, St. Kilda

               Composed, Angela Robarts-Bird Gallery, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne

               Finalist, 23rd Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award Exhibition, Gold Coast

               Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, South Australia

               The Victorian Connection, Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney

2003       White Out, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2002       Finalist, Attitude, SOFA, Chicago, USA

               Finalist, 27th Alice Craft Aquisition, Araluen Centre For Arts, Alice Springs

               Finalist, Talente , Munich, Germany

Qualifications & Training

1993       Bachelor of Arts Ceramic Design, Monash University, Melbourne

1997       Small Business Management Certificate IV, Melbourne

Professional Experience

2013- 15Guest Artist - Mouldmaking workshop instructor, Slow Clay Center, Melbourne

2013-15Childrens' creative workshops, instructor, Slow Clay Center, Melbourne

2012        Artist in residence, University of South Australia, Adelaide

               Shortlisted - Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

2010       New directions in Australian Ceramics paper, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, India

2008       Master porcelain workshop, Sitzendorf Thuringian Porcelain, Germany

2005       Guest Artist in Residence, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

               Guest presenter, National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, Baltimore, USA

2003       All Nations Park Commission, City of Darebin, Melbourne

               Guest speaker, Victorian Ceramic Group, Melbourne

2002       Community Artist, City of Darebin, Melbourne                                    

               Guest speaker “Attitude”, SOFA, Chicago, USA

1999       Manager, Hot Mud Ceramic Art Designs

1997-99Workshop instructor, Wherefore Art, Melbourne              

1997       Artist in residence, Immaculate Heart College, Preston     

               Artist in residence, Richmond Community Centre

Awards & Grants

2015      Manningham Valley of the Arts Aquisitive Award

2011       Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award

               Highly Commended, Clunes Ceramic Award, Union Bank Arts Centre, Clunes

2009       Connie Dridan Acquisitive Award

              Manningham Valley of the Arts Acquisitive Award

              Janet Holmes á Court Artists’ Grant

2007      Skills & Arts Development grant, Australia Council for the Arts

              Trades project grant, Craft South

2005       Craft-in-Site grant, Craft South

2004       Walker Ceramics Encouragement Award

               Craft-in-Site grant, Craft Victoria

               Craft-in-Site grant, Craft South

Publications & Articles

2014       “The Valency of Objects: Irianna Kanellopoulou’s recent artwork”, New Ceramics: The European Ceramics Magazine, Issue 6, p.32

2013       The Figure - Sculpture in Ceramics, 7th Massauische Sparkasse Ceramics Award Catalogue

              “Sweet Sense”, Olivia Welch, Sugar Sugar catalogue, Trouble magazine October (digital)

               New Ceramics, cover, Issue 2, 2013

               Expressions of Self exhibition catalogue

              “Full time home for artists”, Heidelberg Leader, 26 March 2013, p.5

2011       “Miniature Worlds of Irianna Kanellopoulou”, Ceramics: Art & Perception, Iss #85

              “Tale of a pot”, Journal of Australian Ceramics, Volume 50 #3 2011, p26

               Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Studio Series, p110

2010       “Profile”, Journal of Australian Ceramics, Volume 49 #3 2010,

2010       "On Trend”, Insider, Herald Sun Weekend, 7-8 August, p.11

                Golden Earth, catalogue, Visual Arts Gallery,New Delhi, India

2009        Art Almanac Profiles, July, p183

               “Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice”, Glen R. Brown, Lark Books

               “Four Hands Fusing”, Christine Nicolls, World Sculpture News, Vol.15/1,

               “Unusual Partnerships”, Margot Osborn, Journal of Australian Ceramics, Iss 48 #1

               “A third hand between craft and trade”, Christine Nicolls, www.craftbound.net

2008       “Trades” catalogue, Craft south, Jam Factory

               “Jack of all Trades”, Jena Woodburn, The Independent Weekly, 14 November 2008

               “Trading Places”, Margot Osborne, The Advertiser Review, 1 November 2008,

               “Tradies give art insight”, Vibe, Adelaide Eastern courier, 29 October 2008

2007       “Animals in Clay: Contemp. Expressions of the Animal Form”, Joe Bova, Lark Books

2006       Journal of Australian Ceramics, Gallery, Volume 45 #2 2006, p4

               Ceramic Review, Gallery, Issue 220, July/August, p15

              “I made it Myself”, Frances Atkinson, The Age, A2, 13 May 2006, p8

              “Impressed”, catalogue, Gallery Twentyfive, New Delhi, India

2004       “Whiteout”, Sarah Bond, Journal of Australian Ceramics, Issue 43 #1, p36

2003       Ceramic Review, Gallery, Issue 203, p17                 

              “Belle Design Awards”, Belle, June/July Issue

              “Window Shopping”, Inside Out, May Issue 36, p30

2002      “Ceramics with Attitude”, Dr. Kevin Murray, Ceramics Art & Perception, Iss 50

              “Attitude: New Australian Ceramists”, Dr. Kevin Murray, SOFA Chicago cat.

              “Craft masters in demand for Munich”, Jo Litson, The Australian, Mar 15

              “Talente” exhibition catalogue, Munich, Germany

Collections

Bendigo Art Gallery

City of Banyule

City of Manningham

Victorian College of the Arts (Margaret Lawrence Collection)

Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

Private collections in USA, Greece, Germany & Australia